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Burton Snowboards Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing work environment and passionate co-workers (in 8 reviews)

  • The company culture is a huge part of working for Burton - so much so that it was specifically part of our goals until recently (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The low pay forces the majority of the people that work there to stay 28 forever (in 4 reviews)

  • There are no cons at the greatest place to work, only great things here (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Burton Soho NY Flagship Store"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits for an hourly employee. Matching 401K, FSA, etc

    Cons

    Typical issues that plague working in retail


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for experience but not a stable place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experiences to be had and a great group of people to work with. If you are looking to learn for a year this is your place.

    Cons

    No direction, zero stability, lots of finger pointing. If you like to blame people, get told you are wrong and get zero credit for good work this is your place.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company, work well with each other, great benefits, similar culture

    Cons

    communication between departments is sometimes hard to keep track of


  4. "Inventory Planner"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Planner in South Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Inventory Planner in South Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dogs in the office
    Discount at company store

    Cons

    They do layoffs right before bonuses so they don't have to pay the bonuses


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Great company with extremely questionable upper management"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment and passionate co-workers. Company ride days, product discounts, dog-friendly offices.

    Cons

    On the marketing side, upper-management is a nightmare and holds passionate workers hostage. Nepotism at it's finest, and an established fear protocol for conformity throughout the ranks. Progressive thinkers who go against the grain do not last long.

    Advice to Management

    I'm another frustrated ex-employee who truly feels that The Dacyshyn empire is ruining the brand and company. I truly loved my tenure at Burton and am truly grateful for my experience there. I have the utmost respect for Jake, Donna, and the vast majority of employees that breathe life into the walls at 80. Yobeat isn't lying with their coverage of Greg and AMD. They are the cancer that is slowly eating apart your life's work.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Fun mixed with a heavy dose of sad and PBR."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great and in it for the right reasons. Lots of inspiring, creative people to be around. You'll make life-long friends. Discount is great. Snowboarding is fun. You get to expense partying, lots of it.

    Cons

    They pay terrible and say "It's good money for Vermont!"...don't be fooled...Burlington is not a cheap place to live. The low pay forces the majority of the people that work there to stay 28 forever...aka you cannot afford to live on your own so before you know it you'll be 36, living with a roommate(s), have zero money saved up, and still out partying with college kids at RiRa's. Sounds awesome...until you wake up and realize you're 36, have a roommate, still live paycheck to paycheck, and your boy puked all over your Burton tee and couch you found on the side of the road (at least both were free! Sidenote: Plato's Closet is your best friend and a great source of side income if you work at Burton. But they won't take the puke stained one, I tried).

    The upper management is the worst and does not have your back. It's rigged like that time Bush won the election in Florida. Hanging Chad style. Unless you are sleeping with one of them. Then you'll get a promotion that will leave heads scratching.

    If you work here, make sure you take advantage of Burton before it takes advantage of you. It can either be a great jump off point for your career...or a black hole of depression masked in snowboarding and PBR.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, the couple(s) in charge will make sure it's swept under the rug anyways.


  7. "Coordinator Position"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with exciting opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Longer hours are to be expected but that's how you know you're working hard and being productive.

  8. "Burton Snowboards"

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    Current Employee - Snowboard Manufacturing Developer in Williston, VT
    Current Employee - Snowboard Manufacturing Developer in Williston, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. fantastic staff Awesome job!

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked as a part time sales associates at one of the flagship stores. It was great I was treated wonderfully and they really went out of their way to make us all feel like family.

    Cons

    Sometimes there would be a gap between the stores and corporate.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits, discounts, added perks including lift tickets, casual environment

    Cons

    Working in line with marketing, furthering development, getting corporate to think outside of the BTV box.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all staff with an open mind and ears.


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